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Business and Finance

Shipman & Goodwin's business lawyers represent public and private companies, including businesses that are local, regional, national, and international in scope. Our clients include businesses at all stages of development, including start-up and emerging companies; closely held and family businesses; middle market companies; quasi-public agencies; and non-profit organizations.

Clients are engaged in private equity and venture capital, information technology and software, wireless technologies, telecommunications, e-business, manufacturing, distribution, banking, insurance, health care, specialty materials, real estate construction and development, transportation, retail and wholesale marketing, investment banking and advisory services, hedge fund investing, public utilities, professional and consulting services, and agricultural business.

Our team of over 50 attorneys provides a full range of services to our business clients, including corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, e-business, environmentaltax and contracting.

Our business lawyers pride themselves on giving practical, business-oriented and creative advice, with broad industry knowledge in those sectors in which our clients do business.


Aaron T. Baral
(860) 251-5814
Hartford Office
Robert M. Borden
(860) 251-5823
Hartford Office
Danielle McGrath Braun
(860) 251-5787
Hartford Office
Donna L. Brooks
(860) 251-5917
Hartford Office
Julia R. Camarco
Hartford Office
Raymond J. Casella
(860) 251-5808
Hartford Office
Coleman H. Casey
Of Counsel
(860) 251-5112
Hartford Office
Carolyn J. Cavolo
(203) 324-8153
Stamford Office
Greenwich Office
Kimberly S. Cohen
(860) 251-5804
Hartford Office
Claire M. Conway
Hartford Office
Taylor M. Curtis
Hartford Office
Andrew N. Davis
(860) 251-5839
Hartford Office
Christine M. Donnelly
(860) 251-5098
Hartford Office
Marc R. Esterman
Stamford Office
New York Office
Michael J. Fritz
(860) 251-5735
Hartford Office
New York Office
Danielle R. Furey
(203) 324-8105
Stamford Office
Scott M. Gerard
(203) 324-8195
Stamford Office
New York Office
Ira H. Goldman
Of Counsel
(860) 251-5820
Hartford Office
Eric S. Goldstein
(860) 251-5059
Hartford Office
Robert E. Grady
(860) 251-5084
Hartford Office
Donald R. Gustafson
(203) 324-8103
Stamford Office
Catherine F. Intravia
(860) 251-5805
Hartford Office
Nicole S. King
(203) 324-8164
Stamford Office
Kathleen M. LaManna
(860) 251-5603
Hartford Office
John H. Lawrence
(860) 251-5139
Hartford Office
Aaron D. Levy
(860) 251-5893
Hartford Office
Miriam Lewis
(860) 251-5007
Hartford Office
Alan E. Lieberman
(860) 251-5801
Hartford Office
Marine Margaryan
(860) 251- 5053
Hartford Office
Matthew J. Monteith
(860) 251-5784
Hartford Office
Scott L. Murphy
(860) 251-5920
Hartford Office
Kathleen M. Mylod
(860) 251-5332
Hartford Office
Kent S. Nevins
(203) 324-8163
Stamford Office
New York Office
Neha Parikh
(860) 251-5822
Hartford Office
Nathan Z. Plotkin
(860) 251-5320
Hartford Office
Marie C. Pollio
(860) 251-5561
Hartford Office
Damian J. Privitera
(860) 251-5504
Hartford Office
Matthew D. Ritter
(860) 251-5092
Hartford Office
William G. Rock
(860) 251-5121
Hartford Office
Louis B. Schatz
(860) 251-5838
Hartford Office
New York Office
James C. Schulwolf
(860) 251-5949
Hartford Office
Jurgita Somma
(203) 324-8192
Stamford Office
J. Dormer Stephen
(203) 836-2803
New Haven Office
Hartford Office
Kelly A. Trahan
(203) 324-8198
Stamford Office
New York Office
Suzanne W. Warnery
(860) 251-5172
Hartford Office
Michael L. Widland
Of Counsel
(203) 324-8101
Stamford Office
Latonia C. Williams
(860) 251-5037
Hartford Office
Lisa M. Zana
(203) 324-8171
Stamford Office
New York Office


Business & Finance
Sale of National Hybrid Data Center Parent Company
Growth Capital Financing
Commercial Contracts
Representation of SaaS Company
Representation of Global Professional Services Company
Representation of Global Manufacturing Company
Corporate Counsel
506(c) General Solicitation - Series A Preferred Stock Financing of Medical Device Company
Investment Management
Representation of Quantitative Market-Neutral Fund
Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures
Acquisition of Life Sciences Research Company
Acquisition of Telecommunications Company Based in the Midwest
Acquisition of NJ Data Center
Business Divorce
Acquisition of U.S. Holding Company
Sale by Way of Merger of Leading Sampling and Data Collection Company
Strategic Acquisition of Start-Up Company
$16M Tax Credit Financing Construction to Permanent Loan
Formation of Spin Out for Connecticut Green Bank
$52 Million Syndicated Credit Facility Closing
Acquisition of a $4.5 Million Mezzanine Loan
Senior Credit Facility Refinancing
Restructuring of Major Cultural Arts Organization
Acquisition of Multiple Mezzanine Loans Related to Properties in New Orleans, Indianapolis and Milwaukee
Closing of Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Loan Originations
Series A Preferred Stock Financing of Arrakis Therapeutics
Successful Affiliation of Two Major Healthcare Organizations
Sale of Hydro Massage Equipment Manufacturer
Series A Preferred Stock Financing for Oncology Focused Biotechnology Company
Series A Preferred Stock Financing for Biopharmaceutical Company
Closing of Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Financing Loan Origination
Finance and Development Counsel for New York City Developers and Investors
Acquisition and Financing of Musculoskeletal Tissue Business
$41.6M Series B Financing for Arvinas
$40 Million Series C Financing of Protagonist Therapeutics, Inc.
Recapitalization for Construction Supply Industry Leader
Sale of Water-Activated Tape Dispenser Company
Unique Financing Structure for Clean Energy Program
Unique Renewable Energy Financing to Fund New CT Solar Lease Program
Strategic Investment and Merger for CyVek, Inc.
Aviation Component Manufacturer Section 363 Sale
Assumption of Control and Operation of Rentschler Field and the XL Center
$203 Million Financing for University Health Ambulatory Care Center
$18.6 Million Development of a Green Parking Facility
$10 Million Mezzanine Loan Origination Indirectly Secured by a Historic Property Leased by a University in Downtown Chicago
Acquisition, Financing and Development of Several Major Projects throughout the United States
Acquisition and Development of Jamaica, New York Hilton Hotel
Closing of Secondary Market Commercial Real Estate Mezzanine Loan Acquisition
Series A Preferred Stock Financing of Hyalex Orthopaedics
Closing of Secondary Market Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Loan Acquisition
Acquisition and Financing of New Corporate Headquarters for a New York Based Company
Series A Preferred Stock Financing of Dauntless Pharmaceuticals
Origination of a $10 Million Mezzanine Loan Related to a Hospitality Property in Virginia
Series E Preferred Stock Financing of ZipLine Medical
Acquisition of a $20 Million Mezzanine Loan Indirectly Secured by Properties in the Mid-Atlantic Region
Series B Preferred Stock Financing of Onkos Surgical
Acquisition of a $20 Million Subordinate Mortgage B Note
Business Expansion Guidance
Multi-Year Development of Major Manhattan Mixed-Use Properties
Series B Preferred Stock Financing of Two Bit Circus, Inc.
Acquisition of a $10 Million Mezzanine Loan Indirectly Secured by Properties in the New York Metropolitan Area
Advised Client on National Antitrust Litigation Affecting the Dairy Industry
Biotech Company Pioneers Technology For New Class of Drugs
Acquisition of a $4.5 Million Subordinate Mortgage B Note and Origination of Related $5 Million Mezzanine Loan
Acquisition of Portfolio of Residential Apartment Buildings in New Haven and Related Financing
$205M Joint Venture for Co-Development of New York City Mixed-Used Project
$450 Million Joint Venture to Acquire Fee Interest in the "Lipstick Building"
New Markets Tax Credit Financing for Federally Qualified Health Center
Acquisition and Financing of Luxury Apartment Community


May 14, 2020  New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses
May 1, 2020  If COVID Isn't Enough…Multi-Family Property Owners/Managers Beware: NYC Prioritizes Lead-Based Paint Enforcement
April 27, 2020  New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA's Paycheck Protection Program
April 9, 2020  COVID-19 and Commercial Contracts
March 23, 2020  COVID-19 Update: Governor Lamont Authorizes Virtual Shareholders' Meetings
March 12, 2020  Coronavirus Causing Disruptions Along Global Supply Chains
December 12, 2019  Governor Lamont Releases PFAS Task Force Action Plan
September 9, 2019  PFAS: What's All the PFUSS?
December 27, 2018  Qualified Opportunity Zones
December 11, 2018  Expansion of CFIUS Oversight of Certain Non-Controlling Foreign Investments
August 28, 2018  NYSDFS Upcoming Deadlines Fast Approaching: Next Key Date is September 4, 2018
February 8, 2018  Supplier Strategies for the Financially Distressed Buyer
February 6, 2018  NYSDFS Upcoming Deadlines Fast Approaching: Next Key Date is February 15, 2018
August 22, 2017  NYSDFS Upcoming Deadline Fast Approaching: First Key Date is August 28, 2017
November 4, 2015  The SEC's Final Crowdfunding Rules: Still May Not Be a Crowd Pleaser
October 9, 2015  New Guidance on BE-180 Reporting Requirements for Certain Financial Services Providers
October 1, 2015  Status of the EB-5 Regional Center Program
June 16, 2014  John Lawrence quoted in CT Law Tribune article, "Dueling with Delaware."
October 25, 2013  The SEC's Proposed Crowdfunding Rules: May Not be a Crowd Pleaser
August 27, 2013  Recent Data Breach Demonstrates the Importance of Keeping Track of Your Sensitive Information
August 1, 2013  SEC Adopts Final Rules on Amendments to Rule 506 Private Placement Exemption
July 17, 2013  Non-Compete Bill Vetoed--But Not Dead
June 26, 2013  Amended Rule for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Takes Effect
July 1, 2013
June 2013  Maintaining and Operating the Business Entity
August 2, 2012  Breaches of Personal Information Must Now Be Reported to the Attorney General
January 25, 2012  Crowdfunding and Other Recent Capital-Raising Initiatives for Startup Companies


January 7, 2020  Shipman & Goodwin Promotes Ten to Partner, Elevates One to Counsel
August 15, 2019  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Attorneys
December 12, 2018  J. Dormer Stephen Appointed to BioCT Board
November 16, 2018  Shipman & Goodwin Launches Opportunity Zones Team
November 1, 2018  Shipman & Goodwin LLP Ranked Among 2019 "Best Law Firms"
August 15, 2018  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Firm Attorneys
May 3, 2018  Chambers Recognizes 23 Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field
January 18, 2018  Firm Expands National Real Estate and Commercial Finance Practices
December 13, 2017  John Lawrence Discusses Recent Corporate Law Reforms with CT Law Tribune
November 1, 2017  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2018 "Best Law Firms"
August 15, 2017  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 43 Firm Attorneys
June 14, 2017  Donna Brooks Appointed Chair of CT Banking Dept's Securities Advisory Council
May 26, 2017  Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field
December 16, 2016  CURE Entrepreneur of the Year Award
November 1, 2016  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2017 "Best Law Firms"
October 18, 2016  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2016 Super Lawyers
August 15, 2016  "Best Lawyers in America" Recognizes 39 Firm Attorneys
May 31, 2016  Chambers Recognizes 22 as Leaders in Their Field
November 2, 2015  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2016 "Best Law Firms"
October 19, 2015  CT Attorneys Recognized as 2015 Super Lawyers
May 19, 2015  Chambers Recognizes 23 as Leaders in Their Field
November 3, 2014  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2015 "Best Law Firms"
May 23, 2014  Chambers Recognizes 24 as Leaders in their Field
November 1, 2013  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2014 "Best Law Firms"
November 1, 2012  Firm Ranked Among 2013 "Best Law Firms"
April 17, 2012  Michael Widland Honored for Restructuring Stamford Center for the Arts


November 18, 2020  Fundamentals of Audit Response Letters in 2020
May 14, 2020  Webinar: Navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Manufacturers
May 7, 2020  Webinar: Bankruptcy & Restructuring during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2
May 5, 2020  Webinar: Structuring Your Business for Survival: Developing a Sound Strategy for Post-Pandemic Growth
April 30, 2020  Webinar: Protecting Creditors' Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1
April 2, 2020  Webinar: Strategies for Workouts During COVID-19 Pandemic
July 17, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: General Counsel Briefing: Your Controlled Information and the "Insider Threat"
May 9, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: Cross-Border Real Estate Investment in the United States
May 8, 2019  Yale Innovation Summit
March 20, 2019  CLE Event: CLE Webinar: Cross-Border Real Estate Investment in the United Kingdom
January 25, 2019  Financing Paths for Your Venture
January 24, 2019  Packaging Your Company for Investment
December 19, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: The New Opportunity Zones Program: What Businesses and Investors Need to Know
November 13, 2018  Shipman & Goodwin – CCSU Elevator Pitch Competition
November 8, 2018  Alternative Funding Sources & Insights
November 7, 2018  Marcum New England Life Sciences and Biotech Summit
October 9, 2018  Primer on National Venture Capital Association (NVCA) Term Sheet for Series A Equity Investment
September 27, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Let's Make a Deal - Keys to a Successful Acquisition of a Private Company
September 25, 2018   Bioscience Investor Outlook: 2018 Trend Report and 2019 Projections
May 22, 2018  Drafting Legal Opinions for Article 9 Security Interests: Navigating the Complexities and Avoiding Liability
May 15, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: LIBOR is Ending...What Do I Do Now?
May 3, 2018  CLE Event: Cryptocurrency in Venture Capital Transactions
April 25, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Supplier Strategies for Distressed Customers
April 4, 2018  CLE Event: Webinar: Let's Make a Deal - Keys to a Successful Sale of a Private Company
February 15, 2018  Business Divorce: Litigating the Breakup of an LLC
January 30, 2018  UCC Article 9: Purchase Money Security Interests and Blanket Asset Lien Exclusions - A CLE Webinar
January 25, 2018  Digital Health - InsurTech With Benefits
November 29, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Back to the Basics – Keys to a Successful Commercial Finance Transaction
October 19, 2017  CVG & CT Tech Tour
October 12, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Show Me The Money - Keys to a Successful Venture Capital Transaction
September 19, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Overview of the New IRS Partnership Audit Rules - What You Need to Know
June 28, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: The Lender Asked for What? Understanding Loan Documents From the Borrower's Perspective
June 21, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Contracting With Governmental Entities in Connecticut
June 7, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Boards of Directors and Advisory Boards - How They Work and How They Work for You
May 24, 2017  CLE Event: Webinar: Your Client, Customer or Business Partner Filed for Bankruptcy. What Should You Do Now?
May 9, 2017  Webinar: Negotiating a Successful Health Care Transaction
April 26, 2017  What You Need to Know to Negotiate a Successful Health Care Transaction
March 21, 2017  Structuring Loan Participation Agreements, Conducting Lender Due Diligence: Strategies for Lead Lenders and Participants to Minimize and Manage Risk of Participations and Sales
February 22, 2017  Webinar: Subordination and Intercreditor Agreements
February 15, 2017  UCC Secured Transactions - Drafting Legal Opinions for Article 9 Security Interests
January 26, 2017  Webinar: Finding Your Way Through the UCC3 Financing Fog
December 8, 2016  Webcast: Venture Funding Strategies for 2017: Surviving The Cautious Venture Capital Marketplace
September 28, 2016  Bioscience Investor Outlook: 2016 Trend Report and 2017 Projections
February 11, 2016  CVG: Investor & Entrepreneur Network Event
January 28, 2016  Webinar: Getting the Money – Roadmap of a Financing Transaction
October 7, 2015  Aerospace and Manufacturing Forum
September 24, 2015  Data Security and Privacy Risk Management in a New World of Big Data Collection and Sharing
September 2, 2015  Webinar: Structuring Agent and Co-Lender Agreements in Multi-Lender Deals
August 27, 2015  Webinar: Delaware Corporate Law Essentials
March 31, 2015  4th Annual NYIC/CFA Joint Event
February 25, 2015  ACFA: Does Unitranche Mean Unity? Demystifying the Agreement Among Lenders
November 11-14, 2014  CFA: Playing in the Sandbox – Relationships and Key Issues Among Syndicate Banks and Agents
November 25, 2014  4th Annual Economic Forum
June 16, 2014  CBA: What Every Lawyer Should Know About Selling a Closely-Held Business -- Before It's Too Late
April 23, 2014  Exit Strategies for Founders
January 28, 2014  Exit Strategies for Founders
October 16, 2013  Exit Strategies for Founders
May 9, 2012  Strategies for Business Transitions in Today's Economy
March 30 - April 1, 2012  Startup Weekend Stamford
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